Our Mission is to: Provide value and create opportunities for the people of Wilkinsburg and surrounding areas.

We plan to do this through inclusive programming designed to showcase the community and residents, while providing opportunities for growth and advancement for local entrepreneurs, artists, and makers.

Community Forge programming and events will focus on:

  • Education
  • Arts
  • Health & Wellness
  • Civics & Entrepreneurship

Community Forge is focused on making our events and programming accessible for Wilkinsburg Residents.

For those in the Wilkinsburg area:

  • Producing content relevant to Wilkinsburg Residents
    • Prioritizing programming that benefits and creates value for residents
  • Focusing on programming created by Wilkinsburg Residents
    • Residents will receive a discount for rentals and use of our events and flex spaces
  • Working to make events & programming affordable and reachable for Wilkinsburg Residents
    • Residents will receive discounted or free entry to most Community Forge events and programming

For Others:

  • Many events at Community Forge will have a ‘Pay What You Can’ system and scholarships will be available for youth programs.


The founders of Community Forge are Mike, Jackie, Coop, Nick, Magdalene, Nathan, Justin, Ariel, and Micha. We are nine young adults with roots in Pittsburgh, including alumni from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. Our backgrounds range widely from PhD Scientists to Educators to Extreme Sports athletes. At least one of us is always at the school, so if you’d like to say hello in person, come on by 1256 Franklin Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221.

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